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Further Readings and Resources

Bourcier, G. & Clark, C. (1981). An introduction to the history of the English language. Cheltenham, England: Stanley Thornes Ltd.

Gentry, J. R. (1981). Learning to Spell Developmentally. The Reading Teacher, 34(4), 378-381.

---------- (1982). An Analysis of Developmental Spelling in GYNS at WRK. The Reading Teacher, 36(1), 192-200.

---------- (1985). You can Analyze Developmental Spelling - And Here's how to do it!  Early Years K-8, 15(9), 44-45.

---------- (1987). Spel. .. Is a four letter word. Richmond  Hill, Ontario: Scholastic - TAB Publications Ltd.

---------- A Retrospective on Inventive Spelling and a Look Forward. The Reading Teacher, 54(3), 318-332.

---------- (2007).Breakthrough in reading and writing. New York, New York: Scholastic Inc.

Gentry, J.R. & Gillet, J.W. (1993). Teaching kids to spell. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann Publishers.

Gillet, J.W. & Temple, C. (1982). Understanding reading problems: Assessment and instruction. Toronto, Ontario: Little, Brown and Company.

Henderson, E. H. & Templeton, S. (1986). A Developmental Perspective of Formal Spelling Instruction through Alphabet, Pattern, and Meaning. The Elementary School Journal, 86(3), 305-316.

Templeton, S. (1983). Using the Spelling/Meaning Connection to Develop Word Knowledge in Older Students. Journal of Reading, 2(1), 8-14.

---------- (1986). Synthesis of Research on the Learning and Teaching of Spelling. Educational Leadership, 43(6), 73-78.

---------- (1991). Teaching the integrated language arts. Burlington, Massachusetts:  Houghton Mifflin Company.

---------- (1992). New Trends in an Historical Perspective: Old Story, New Resolution-Sound and Meaning in Spelling. Language Arts, 69(6), 454-463.

Templeton, S., & Bear, D.R. (Eds.). (1992). Development of orthographic knowledge and the foundations of literacy: A memorial Festschrift for Edmund H. Henderson. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.




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